A report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the new A16 chip from Apple may be kept exclusively for the iPhone 14 Pro. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 14 model will only get the A15 chip.
Kuo also said that iPhone models that are lower in the entry or mid-range class will no longer use Apple’s latest chips due to changes in the company’s business strategy.
Apple itself is expected to introduce four iPhone 14 models this year: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The regular version of the iPhone 14 will reportedly have a design similar to the iPhone 13 with minimal internal updates. Meanwhile, the Pro version will get more attention with a new screen design and significant camera upgrades.
Quoted from 9to5Mac, an independent source says that only two of the four iPhone 14 models will get the new, faster chip.
While some analysts believe Apple will use a more powerful version of the A15 chip with 6GB and 4GB of RAM in the new phone, the architecture will be the same as that found on the iPhone 13 chip.
In a note on his personal blog, Kuo noted that the big difference between the mid-range iPhone 14 and the high-end iPhone 14 Pro, should make the more expensive model more popular among consumers.